It is graduation season which means so many genuine and happy moments, friends and family celebrating the success of their loved ones and graduates celebrating an end of an era and the beginning of a new exciting one. If only that feeling would last though!
If you’re a graduate, this one goes to you and hopefully you will find in it what you need to hear at the moment.
One of life’s greatest moments is the one when you’re handed a certificate proving that your efforts had paid off and you feel that sense of accomplishment, a feeling of pride starts to consume you and for a moment, you feel as if you own the world.
But the moment doesn’t last long and in a while your thoughts begin to change, and you start to feel that it’s the world that owns you not the other way around.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to feel lost, to graduate with no plans ahead yet. It’s normal to be afraid but it’s not okay to doubt yourself because just recently, you have felt like you’re capable of wonders and indeed you are!
You’ll find your place in the world, you will land that dream job of yours and even if you still have no idea what your dream job is, you will eventually figure out. So for now, put your mind at ease and let your heart rest.
I remember when I graduated, people started to ask me what my plan is, what I want to achieve when I grow up and at the moment I had no clue, and was afraid of admitting so! Because people expect you to have had this plan since choosing your major, but truth is that your plans actually change in college and what once was a dream, change to another you never thought of dreaming about.
So for now, you are a graduate, it is an accomplishment and you should be proud, always of yourself.
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month
Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.
The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.
The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.
As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.
For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.
The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.
As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.
We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.
The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually
According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.
“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.
The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.
Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival
Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.
The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.
The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.
Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.
The following are the screening times for the movie:
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown
Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!
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